Without Prevention Programming, is DOTS Enough to Reduce the Incidence of Tuberculosis? Observational Analysis from Mayapuri Slum, New Delhi

Without Prevention Programming, is DOTS Enough to Reduce the Incidence of Tuberculosis? Observational Analysis from Mayapuri Slum, New Delhi Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten largest contributors to global mortality: in 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people developed TB and 1.3 million died as a result (WHO 2013). India has been ranked […]

The Role of El Niño – Southern Oscillation in Shaping Cholera Disease Dynamics: The Case of Bangladesh

The Role of El Niño – Southern Oscillation in Shaping Cholera Disease Dynamics: The Case of Bangladesh Amanda Allnutt Cholera remains a major public health problem in many developing nations. Areas with large cholera epidemics include Bangladesh, India and countries in Africa and South Africa (Kovats et al., 2003). Figure 1 shows areas that reported […]

The Decline of Penicillin: The Modern Day Crisis of Antiobiotic Resistance

The Decline of Penicillin: The Modern Day Crisis of Antiobiotic Resistance Julien Gagnon Abstract: As antibiotics began treating a widening range of formerly fatal infectious diseases in the 1960’s, the medical community grew progressively more complacent. Reassured by clinical progress, prominent scientists were convinced that modern medicine had triumphed over its bacterial ad- versaries. In […]

Inequalities in Pre-Natal Healthcare

Inequalities in Pre-Natal Healthcare Claire Peterson, Spring 2011 Abstract: Over 3.5 million infants die each year, almost exclusively in the developing world[2]. Many initiatives to increase children’s health have been funded, especially in the wake of Millennium Development Goal #4, which calls for the mortality of children under 5 between 1990 and 2015 to be […]